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Q-switched Nd-YAG Laser

Fairness toned in with YAG

Offers a new technology that helps treat scars and wrinkles at their root, deep in the skin.

Q Switched Nd Yag Treatment in RamaMurthy Nagar | Bangalore | Skin Point

Q-switched Nd-YAG Laser


A uniform skin tone has been the dream wish of many and can be achieved with the help of many cosmetic procedures and skin care products. The laser-based cosmetic procedure has been one of the most preferred procedures by dermatosurgeons for treating hyperpigmentation of different origins.

Q-switched Nd-YAG Laser procedure is done in 3 steps

  1. Q-switched Nd-YAG laser machine is one the latest laser machine for addressing various dermatological disorders and is used widely for treating pigmentation-related skin disorders. The ultra-short nanosecond pulses of Q-switched laser reach even the deep layers of skin and breaks down the natural pigment – melanocyte in smaller fragment due to the selective photothermolysis action. The fragmented melanocyte gets flushed out of the skin cells in a natural way resulting in enhanced skin tone and texture.

Q-switched Nd-YAG Laser FAQ

The following skin pigmentation disorder can be treated with Q-switched Nd YAG laser –

  • Melasma
  • Sunspots
  • Aged spots
  • Freckles

Yes. Q-switched laser treatment can be combined with the following types of hyperpigmentation treatment –

  • Chemical peeling
  • Topical bleaching
  • Topical sunscreen
  • Micro-needling
  • Microdermabrasion

The Q-switched Nd YAG laser treatment provides the following benefits while treating the skin pigmentation disorder –

  • Targeted approach
  • Laser reaches the deep layers of skin and acts on pigments unlike other peeling or exfoliating procedures
  • No damage to the surrounding skin area
  • No downtime
  • Safe and effective procedure
  • Can be combined with other procedures for desired results

. Each session of the laser procedure lasts for 20-25 minutes including the skin preparation time.

Depending upon the skin type and pigmentation, the dermatosurgeons suggest the number of lasers session for getting optimal results. Usually, 6-8 sessions are required for an effective outcome.

Q-switched laser treatment lasts for a long time. This laser treatment is capable of impairing the hyperpigmentation cause – pigments.

Q-switched Nd – YAG laser can be considered for the following skin conditions also –

  • Acne scars
  • Aging of the skin
  • Brown spots
  • Birthmarks/Moles
  • Tattoo removal
  • Moles

The post-procedure skin care is as follows –

  • Application of moisturizer twice a day
  • Drink plenty of water to keep body hydrated
  • Avoid direct sun exposure of the treated skin area. If need to go out, apply sunscreen of above 30 SPF
  • Avoid face wash or application of any cosmetic products containing retinoid or alcohol for 3-6 days
  • Avoid touching/fiddling with the treated skin area
  • Application of the prescribed medication
  • Avoid hot water baths/saunas/steam baths/swimming in chlorinated water for 3-4 days
  • Avoid alcohol consumption/cigarette smoking or strenuous workouts

. The Q-switched laser treatment is contra-indicated for those who are –

  • Pregnant/lactating mother
  • Active herpes infection
  • Bacterial/fungal infection
  • Skin disorders – eczema/psoriasis or skin cancer
  • Allergy to topical anaesthetic/antibacterial products
  • Drug abuse
  • Keloid scarring

Yes, any of the following can be a complication of the Q-switched laser treatment-

  • Erythema
  • Acne-like eruptions
  • Urticaria
  • Pain & swelling in the treated area
  • Hypo-pigmentation of the fine hair in the treated skin area
  • Rebound hyperpigmentation

The following are the side effects of the Q-switched laser treatment 

  • Redness & swelling
  • Mild bleeding in the treated skin area
  • Crusting in the treated skin area